Orthodontists specializes in tooth alignment and focuses on the diagnosis as well as the treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. Orthodontics consists of treating different conditions such as tooth crowding, overbites, underbites and gaps between teeth. Orthodontists use corrective appliances such as retainers and dental braces to treat these problems.
There are types of dental braces appliances for orthodontics:
- Metal braces
- Clear braces
- Damon system braces
- STb light lingual braces or invisible braces
- Clear aligners
- Removable Appliances
The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic - beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Orthodontic treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age, and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and your thailand orthodontists.
Types of Dental Braces
Metal braces are smaller than ever before and you can express your individuality.
Part of the fun of having dental braces is choosing different-colored elastics at each appiontment. You can celebrate your school spirit, choose black and white for Halloween or select any number of fun colors that shows your style.
Clear or ceramic braces make treatment nearly invisible. The polymer brackets makes it transucent while ceramic brackets are tooth-colored, making it one of the most popular aesthetic choices in braces today.
Damon system brackets consists of both clear and metal parts allowing dental braces to be less visible without the need of elastic bands. This enables less frictional force and in certain cases faster treatment outcome.
STb light lingual braces are attached to the inside or lingual side of the teeth which makes them completely non-visible.Lingual braces are sometimes known as invisible braces.
The back side of each tooth has its own unique shape-unlike the front of each tooth. Each lingual bracket must be custom-formed to the unique shape of each individual tooth. Thus, only certain clinicians are able to offer this form of specialized treatment and only a handful of thailand orthodontist are certified for to do invisbile braces.
This advanced method makes lingual orthodontics particularly well-suited for adults and individuals whose professions keep them in the public eyes as no one can tell they are wearing braces. Patients can enjoy the process of orthodontia while still retaining a natural smile.
Invisalign an invisible way to straighten your teeth without dental braces patented from the USA. It uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten teeth. Invisalign are removable and comfortable. Invisalign, however are not suited for all cases and being removable, discipline and compliance on the patient's part is required.
At Smile Signature dental clinics in Thailand, genuine invisalign products are used by our thailand orthodontists. These aligners are made and sent from the dental laboratories in the USA.
Clear aligners are similiar to Invisalign whereby a series clear removable aligners are used to straighten teeth. Essix braces are the common brand for these clear aligners that are made in local laboratories for fitting.
Removable appliances include retainers and active plates.
Retainers are normally worn after fixed dental braces are removed in maintaining teeth in preventing relapses.
Active plates are commonly worn by children in guiding their erupting teeth into specific positions.